Finding a Maximum-Genius Graph Impeding
Merrick L. Furst; Jonathan L. Gross; Lyle A. McGeoch
- Finding a Maximum-Genius Graph Impeding
Furst, Merrick L.
Gross, Jonathan L.
McGeoch, Lyle A.
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- Computer Science
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- Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports
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- Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
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- New York
- The computational complexity of constructing the imbeddings of a given graph into surfaces of different genus is not well-understood. In this paper, topological methods and a reduction to linear matroid parity are used to develop a polynomial-time algorithm to find a maximum-genus cellular imbedding. This seems to be the first imbedding algorithm for which the running time is not exponential in the genus of the imbedding surface.
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